The People’s National Convention (PNC) congress which took place in Wa, Upper West Region of Ghana Saturday turned violent when supporters of the party’s two presidential hopefuls, Hassan Ayariga and Dr. Edward Mahama clashed.
According to reports by Class FM gunshots were fired amidst commotion between supporters of the two favourites of the party’s flagbearer race.
General Secretary of the PNC, Mr Bernard Mornah told journalists in an interview that “I cannot say whether it was a gunshot, a firecracker or it was a bomb”.
Hassan Ayariga was earlier accused of engaging in vote buying after he was said to have openly distributed some cash, motocycles and mobile phones to some of the delegates in a bid to be re-elected as the party’s flagbearer for the 2016 election.
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A total of 1,536 delegates are expected to take part in the process. The Electoral Commission is at the grounds of the Congress to supervise the election.
Meanwhile the Ghana Police Service has deployed officers to the scene to ensure peace and order.